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United States Zinc Coins
Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Cents - Copper Plated Zinc Penny (1982-Present)Designer - Engraver: Frank Gasparro       Metal Composition: 97.5% Zinc and 2.5% Copper after 1982 Diameter: 19 mm        Mass: 2.5 grams  
Melt Value: US$  1.142
The zinc and copper versions of the cent were both produced in 1982. They can be differentiated by weight (3.11 grams for the 1909-1982 copper cent, 2.5 grams for the 1982-2013 zinc cent).
Melt Value: US$  1.142